Patents Represented by Law Firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, & Garrett
  • Patent number: 8349484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for stacking a high-power lithium battery, and the object of the present invention is to provide a process for stacking a high-power lithium battery, with lowered the error rate and minimized open circuit voltage drop of the battery. The process for stacking a high-power lithium battery according to the present invention is characterized by a process for preparing a lithium battery comprised of anodes (100), separators (300) and cathodes (200), which comprises the steps of a) providing the anode (100) attached to the separator (300); b) providing the cathode (200) attached to the separator (300); and c) alternately stacking the anodes (100) attached to the separator (300) and the cathodes (200) attached to the separator (300) to form a stack cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yurim Do, Jeonkeun Oh, Jae-Myoung Lee
  • Patent number: 8351940
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting cells in a mobile telecommunications system, the system comprising a network of a plurality of cells of a Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) and a network of a plurality of cells of a second Radio Access Technology (RAT), the method comprising, at a user equipment device: when in UMTS mode, flagging in a neighboring cell list stored on the user equipment device information for a cell of a second RAT which is known to be unsuitable for selection. Information from the neighboring cell list information for the flagged cell may be removed, in particular for a limited period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gideon Roberts, Robert Harrison, Richard George, Gjalt Gerrit De Jong
  • Patent number: 8350019
    Abstract: Accordingly, the invention provides constructs in which the nucleic acids encoding Plasmodium falciparum MSP4 and MSP5, and the resulting polypeptides, have been modified. More particularly, this invention provides constructs encoding recombinant MSP4 and MSP5 polypeptides, which are expressed as soluble, secreted polypeptides in a baculovirus-insect cell expression system. It was surprisingly found that the recombinant polypeptides contain an EGF-like domain at the C-terminus that is properly folded in the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Institut Pasteur, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Shirley Longacre, Hannah Polson, Ronald Perraut, Farida Nato
  • Patent number: 8348446
    Abstract: An area light source device according to the present invention includes a plate-shaped light guide plate that has one surface that serves as a transmissive surface and another surface that is on the opposite side from the transmissive surface and in which a plurality of recessed portions are provided. The area light source device also includes at least two light-emitting diodes that are accommodated in each of the recessed portions, that emit light in a direction in which the light guide plate extends, and that are disposed such that they emit light in different directions. In this configuration, directing a light-emitting face of any one of the light-emitting diodes such that it faces a given light-emitting area makes it possible to cause light to be emitted uniformly within the light-emitting area and also makes it possible to cause light to be emitted only within the specific light-emitting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoharu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8347469
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a crystal oscillator piece in which the generation of leakage vibration is suppressed, and a method for manufacturing such a crystal oscillator piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Katoh, Takashi Moriya
  • Patent number: 8352138
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission is provided having a driven element. The continuously variable transmission also has a first operator input device configured to transmit a first displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the first operator input device. The continuously variable transmission further has a second operator input device configured to transmit a second displacement signal corresponding to a displacement of the second operator input device. In addition, the continuously variable transmission has a third operator input device configured to transmit a transmission operating mode request. Furthermore, the continuously variable transmission has at least one sensor configured to sense at least one parameter indicative of an operating condition of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofor Lee Dahl, Richard George Ingram, Michael Anthony Spielman, Jr., Alberto Martinez, Jr., Yaang Zhao, Ellen Jean Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8350803
    Abstract: A display apparatus (1) comprises a matrix display device (DD) with pixels (10) wherein particles (14) move in a fluid (13) between electrodes (6, 6?, 7). An optical state of the pixels (10) is defined by a value of a drive voltage (VDi) and a duration (Di) of a drive period (TDi) during which the drive voltage (VDi) is present across the pixel (10). A DC-balancing circuit (3) controls the amplitudes of the drive voltages (VDi) and/or durations (Di) of drive periods (TDi) to obtain a substantially zero time-average value (N) across each pixel (10) or across each sub-group of pixels. This control of the amplitude of the drive voltages (VDi) and/or the duration (Di) of the drive periods (TDi) allows minimizing the image retention, without requiring reset pulses causing all pixels (10) to become temporarily white or black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Mark Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 8352255
    Abstract: A high quality speech is reproduced with a small data amount in speech coding and decoding for performing compression coding and decoding of a speech signal to a digital signal. In speech coding method according to a code-excited linear prediction (CELP) speech coding, a noise level of a speech in a concerning coding period is evaluated by using a code or coding result of at least one of spectrum information, power information, and pitch information, and various excitation codebooks are used based on an evaluation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Tadashi Yamaura
  • Patent number: 8352958
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are disclosed for providing a generic audit trail service for a plurality of business objects, at least two of the plurality of business objects being of different business object types. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided that comprises receiving, at an application server, a notification of a change associated with at least one of the plurality of business objects, and requesting, in response to receiving the notification, auditing data from the at least one business object, the at least one business object implementing an auditable function set to interface with the application server. Further, the method includes receiving, through a called method of the auditable function set, the requested auditing data, and storing the received auditing data in a repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Roman Rapp, Julien Delvat
  • Patent number: 8347991
    Abstract: The present invention provides track assemblies and a method that allow bringing the contact patch towards the inside (the outside) of the suspension arm, by providing a asymmetric track assembly, either by lowering at least one inside (outside) support wheel relative to the remaining support wheels, or by using a belt that comprises, transversally, at least one first profile on the outer (inner) side thereof lower than a second profile on an inner side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Camoplast Solideal, Inc.
    Inventors: Jérémie Zuchoski, Denis Boisvert
  • Patent number: 8349859
    Abstract: A compound of the following formula: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, T, U, V, X, Y, Z, G, and Z are defined herein. It also discloses a method of treating an angiogenesis-related disorder, e.g., cancer or age-related macular degeneration, with such a compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hutchison Medipharma Enterprises Limited
    Inventors: Wei-Guo Su, Hong Jia, Weihan Zhang, Yumin Cui, Xiaoqiang Yan, Yongxin Ren, Jifeng Duan, Yang Sai
  • Patent number: 8352552
    Abstract: A user of a handheld communication device selects in a foreground process portions of an electronic document. In a background process a new document is prepared that comprises the selected portions. The user selects the address for forwarding the new document, and the new document gets sent in a background process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Leila Kaghazian
  • Patent number: 8347946
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flaskless molding machine that can use a matching plate of different thicknesses. The flaskless molding machine has two molding flasks that have a matching plate sandwiched between them, the two molding flasks being positioned in a way such that one of opening ends of the molding flasks is opposed to each other and each of the other opening ends of the molding flasks is engaged with a squeezing board, and a pair of spaces is formed, into which spaces molding sand is filled by air through each of the openings for introducing the molding sand, disposed on a wall of each of the two molding flasks that are opposed to each other, the flaskless molding machine thus constituted being able to mold two molds by squeezing the molding sand with the squeezing boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Hadano, Takayuki Komiyama, Shuji Takasu
  • Patent number: 8350994
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display consistent with the present invention comprises an insulating substrate having a signal line and a scan line. The scan line forms a crossing pattern with the signal line. A switching device is connected to the signal line and the scan line. An interlayer insulating film is formed on top of the signal line, the scan line, and the switching device. A pixel electrode is formed on the interlayer insulating film and connected to the switching device. A trench is formed in a part of the interlayer insulating film where the pixel electrode is not formed. Finally, a black matrix is formed in a predetermined part of the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woong-Kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 8352674
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory information storage apparatus includes a storage unit using a nonvolatile memory, a write number manager counting each of numbers of times of writing of all blocks, a list manager classifying the blocks in the nonvolatile memory by in-use/unused, managing in an in-use list a block of the in-use, managing in a first unused list a block with the number of times of writing equal to a maximum value, and managing in a second unused list a block with the number of times of writing less than the maximum value, and a controller writing and erasing information data to and from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Toshio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8351684
    Abstract: A terrain mapping system is disclosed. The system has at least one sensor configured to gather a plurality of current points defining a current surface of a site and a database containing a plurality of previously-gathered points defining a previous surface of the site. The system also has a controller in communication with the at least one sensor. The controller is configured to compare a height of at least one of the plurality of the current points to a height of a corresponding at least one of the plurality of previously-gathered points and to determine if an update to the database is warranted based on the comparison. The controller is further configured to update the database if it is determined that an update is warranted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Clar, Yifeng Lin, Adam J. Gudat, Kenneth L. Stratton
  • Patent number: 8347851
    Abstract: When a control valve allows communication through a fuel drain channel, fuel flows into an inner control chamber from an outer control chamber through a communication channel and flows out to a fuel tank. The fuel flow through the communication channel generates a differential pressure between inner control pressure and outer control pressure. Thus, an outer differential pressure immediately after an outer valve opening time can be set small, restraining an increase in the unburnt HC content of exhaust gas at low load, which could otherwise result from a high rising speed of an outer needle valve immediately after the outer valve opening time. An inner differential pressure immediately after an inner valve opening time can be set large, restraining an increase in the smoke content of exhaust gas, which could result from a low rising speed of an inner needle valve immediately after the inner valve opening time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumihiro Okumura, Shigeo Nomura
  • Patent number: 8349385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sweet that has a long shelf life and is provided in the form of a soft, creamy, shape-retaining, and foamed mass comprising milk components, edible fats, sugar and/or sugar substitutes, and water. At least one portion of the edible fat is provided in a crystallized form at ambient temperature. The inventive sweet does not contain any lactose crystals that can be perceived by the consumer. The milk protein content amounts to 5.5 to 20% by weight while the fat-free dry milk content ranges between 14 and 55% by weight and the degree of denaturation of the whey protein amounts to ?10%. The inventive sweet is characterized by the fact that the crystallized and non-crystallized edible fat agglomerates have a volume-related particle size D50.3 of 3.5 to 18 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Soremartec SA
    Inventor: Salvatore Venneri
  • Patent number: 8350740
    Abstract: The A/D conversion circuit according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a first sampling capacitor; a first sampling switch; a buffer circuit; a second sampling capacitor; a second sampling switch; a first converter; a first reset switch; and a second reset switch. The first and second sampling switches are turned on to track voltage to the first sampling capacitor and to sample buffer voltage to the second sampling capacitor through the buffer circuit. The first sampling switch is turned off to hold voltage. The second sampling switch is turned off so that the first converter reads the voltage from the second sampling capacitor to perform A/D conversion thereon. After that, the first and second reset switches reset the first and second sampling capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Ippei Akita
  • Patent number: D673888
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamada, Yoshikazu Shouji, Junichi Toura